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first item on the agenda knowing that it will be quite lengthy as well. and kevin is doing quite a bit of work with the office and the youth commission is involved in this work and also the police commission is also devising some strategies and it is an ongoing conversation with the youth commission and many community members. so this item will come back and we know that there is a lot of work to be done on it. and that is the report. >> commissioner mauf as? which is the next meeting? >> it is held the fourth thursday of the month, and sorry i don't have the calendar in front of me at 3:30 in room 250 at city hall. >> commissioner, mendoza. >> thank you. and i wanted to add, kind of my perspective on this as well. a lot of the conversation also
and the presentations from the city acknowledged that this is not just a school district issue. but that this really was a city-wide issue that we needed to address jointly and collectively, and so that was really important. i think to acknowledge. and with regards to the memorandum of understanding, and also, we had talked about this mou, just a few months ago with the chief. and so the work hasn't quite started in terms of reviewing a former mou and trying to bring that altogether. but it was really great to hear the voice of the youth because there is some really challenging issues and i think that one of the things that we want to make sure that we do is include the youth in that memorandum when it does come through. >> could i ask that for the audience, when we reach a certain mou, can somebody say something about what it is? >> mou is a memorandum of
understanding so it is an agreement between both parties. >> in this case to do what? >> in this case this would be an agreement between the school district and the police department and it is going to encompass a variety of different things from response to treatment of students to you know how to react in different situations. so the current memorandum of understanding outlines a variety of things so it is not only going to be updating what exists but adding to some of the issues over the last several years. >> i don't think that our mou has been updated since chief fong has been here, and that is what brought it up in the first place is that the change over and now the second chief we wanted to make sure that there was clear communication and a good understanding of how we deal with issues that involve the police in our schools
>> october 25th is the meet meetings. >> i think that this is a important subject because it really outlines the police presence at schools and what kevin mentioned just in looking at it looks like 95 percent of it has to be written over. we have new procedures in place and we are looking at our restorative practice and how it is working and one important thing is that it was getting all of the community members on board with it. and that we have a new way that is much less punitive and much more restorative and that is ongoing and it would be great to get the input off of our student advisory council if you would like to bring this up, i think that it would be great to have input from you. >> i am just curious, in regards to our own process for the school board to look at the
language and the issues involved in that, it is one thing to bring it into a joint committee, but which committee would be looking into this? is this the rules committee? >> commissioner murase? >> commissioner? you make sure that this is on some future agenda. >> yes. >> i will. >> okay. let's go on to the next report which is the report on augmented curriculum and program committees commissioner fewer. >> we had an update on the graduation requirements similar to what we discussed at the select committee meeting. looking at who is on track to graduating and who is not on track to graduate and also we looked at some special education and disproportionalty
of african americans in special education and the education disability category of emotional disturbance. and it was, you know, pretty depressing stuff. we had some very interesting data. we asked for more data on it. i think that it is definitely an issue that we must tackle this year and make some improvement or we will never, ever be able to close our racial achievement gap. so this is imperative and dr. blonco was prompt in sending us information that we requested in that meeting and that is about our non-public school placement who with that population looks like and for what disability that we say that we can't serve these students, you know that costs us as a district. i think about $15 million every year. and so, again,
disproportionate, african americans and non-public school placement automobile. and so, i commend the staff, though for bringing this and giving us the data for it and being able to own this information and i just wanted to also mention that the update on the a-g requirements, we are getting data, it should be available this friday as promised to the commissioners and the updated information on the a-g graduation requirement. and again, if you would not mind, dr. crawford when we get that information, the updated one that is coming to us this friday, that we would also give it to our student delegate and also the parent advisory council. thank you. >> commissioner fewer if i may comment, and commend along with you our special education staff. and superintendent carranza, that you must know that they are not shying away from these tough issues and things that we
have noted have gone on for many, many years. and i am certain across the districts across the country but that we are tackling this and willing to look at ourselves with a clear lensand look at how we can repair this damage to the students and their families. i appreciate the department with dr. blonco's leadership. so thank you very much. >> thank you and we also had a committee as a whole meeting and again, vice president norton could not be here tonight, so i am going to ask superintendent to give a brief report >> thank you, president yee and the members of the board of education. so the committee of the whole was really the first for this academic year is to understand what the district is doing about strengthening the industrial core for all students. so we talked a little bit about the common core state standards in the english language arts and in mathematics and we also
talked about what the district's portfolio will be for this year and the remainder of the year for teachers and para professional and administrators. and again it was the first of many conversations that we will have this year around the instructional core and the standards and we talked about what the assessments looked like and the ones that go with the state standards. but it was a preliminary conversation and we received valuable feedback from the board in terms of some parent-friendly language that you would like to see. we also heard very strongly from the board that there is a modocom of information that we feel that we need to put out to the public in general around or laying the groundwork for the broader instruction but i think that it was a productive committee as a whole and just the beginning of many conversation to come. >> thank you. superintendent. >> the next report is augmented
budget and business services committee. commissioner mendoza. >> thank you. >> so we went through our regular administrative approved kresolutions. we had the state budget update in particular the prop 30 contingentcy plan and so there is a list of items that we will look at should prop 30 not pass. and then there was a presentation prepared for the mandated cost block grant. but we decided to hold off on that presentation because it was requested by commissioner wynn and we wanted to make sure that she was present and there was no urgency in it. but it sounds like there is good news in that. we got a little taste of. and then we had an update on some potential support that will or that is expected to be introduced by commissioner kim on a supplemental appropriation
from the city. >> i am sorry, what did i call her? >> supervisor. >> commissioner. >> and then we had a conversation about some potential future agenda items. i think that one of the things that deputy superintendent lee and i are working on trying to do is to have regular update sos that we are not trying to cram everything in april and may when we are making decisions around the budget but instead start highlighting the pieces and having conversations around some of the key issues. and so he has sent that list, we will be sending that list to all of you, and we would appreciate it if you would just run through it and see if there are particular items of interest that could help you think about what the next budget cycle will be looking like. >> great. thank you. >> i just wanted to thank you for the... i just got tonight, i mean that i just picked up out of my mail box the report
of the mandated costs issue of the item that i requested and i don't... i mean that i am going to guess that nobody is thinking about this but i am going to hope that the community should be thinking about this and so i think that we should be announcing that our district is... did meet the deadline and is applying for the mandate cost block grant a new way of paying the states' mandates that have been proposed so we will discuss it in more length and in more depth and get more information out. but we are not, not doing that. so that is the good news. >> commissioner fewer? >> so, deputy superintendent lee, would you mind in three or four sentences what is our contingentcy plan? >> well, yeah, it is let me try. so i think that the information
that was shared with the budget and businesses service committee just in summary terms, the estimate of the impact of prop 30 not passing, is about $23 million for the district this is the fiscal year, 2012-2013 that would buy the provisions of the state budget act that was enacted and preidentifies what the impact would be on various components on the state budget and k12 cutses have been identified or the magnitude of cuts have been identified and in our case, it would be about $23 million, this is for the district and the county functions. so what we share with the budget and service committees were just some high-level, high-level thoughts about an outline of the contingentcy plan that we would be forced to
implement. so the biggest item is $9.9 million of savings that would come from a reduction of the school calendar by five days, so five forced closure days that are outlined in our collective bargaining agreement with united educators of san francisco and those dates have actually been included in our bargaining agreement. and so that is the single biggest item. in your consent agenda tonight there was an item about the financial statements for 2011-2012 and the ending fund balance for fy1112 was $4.7 million higher than what had been assumed in the budget that was... that the board adopted for fq 1213. so that will help. and there is another $1.5
million from the item that was just discussed about the mandate block grant. and there are details behind each of these items but respect to the block grant i will say for now because of this very unpredictable set of processes that the state has used for years, for example, subjecting district claims for mandate reimbursement to very unpredictable, and sort of unreasonable, i think is the point of view of most districts about audits for the mandate claim reimburse amount process and such. for years we have not budgeted mandated cost until they were actually received in hand. and there are a lot of good reasons for that. but in any case, that is about a million and a half dollars that we can now count on as a result of the state changing its practices or offering the districts another option for
recovering reimbursement for those mandated activity and that is about a million and a half dollars. and the next item is in our outline of the plan was $6.5 million of cuts, major cuts or savings from hiring or expenditure freezes that we have not, allocated and that would be the heavy lifting, all of this is heavy lifting but to the extend that we have not, identified, the savings that will need to be identified to maintain the two percent reserve and so that was an item that we shared with the budget committee and i think that the last item was $400,000. of revenues to some extend speculative but we identified $400,000 as a target for additional revenues. so for example, we are district-wide making a big push to increase our collection of
recovered funds for our medical reimbursements and unrestricted funds which are called the ma part of our reimbursements. there is a lot of information that is going out to school sites and district offices that include individual responsibilities for documenting activities that are reimbursable and so in our outline we put a target of $400,000 for steps like that, not just medical reimbursement but other steps to include and recover additional revenues. >> so that was in the nutshell what we shared. i think that each of you have received in your mail boxes just a one-page hand out that we used for that discussion, and should prop 30 not be successful, sorry to startle you commissioner mendoza, should prop 30 not be
successful, then we would certainly need to accelerate our conversations around that contingentcy plan including that $6 and a half million dollars. >> are there any announcements in terms of meeting dates for the next two weeks? >> i think that we had one schedule. >> 17th. the third wednesday? >> >> i think that we had a committee meeting schedule for october 17th. >> building and grounds meets on october 15th. >> budget committee will next meet on november 7th. >> okay. thank you. >> item t, report of closed session actions? >> closed session, action of october second, 201 2:singer the board by 7 aye and two absents.
>> we all sound very excited because we have some special guests. we have nearly -- mayor lee. [applause] and we also have our very own superintendent coranza. i am sure you want to hear a few words from the superintendent, correct? from mayor lee? the spring them a warm harvey milk will come. -- let us give them a warm harvey milk will come. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to harvey milk academy. it is my pleasure to join all of you, the students, parents, faculty, and school administration, to kick off a
wonderful year. how many students want to be mayor of san francisco? how about a mayor from the civil rights academy of harvey milk? we would be proud of that. i want to welcome everybody back. i know you had a great summer. i want you to approach this school like a sponge, soak up everything that you can learn. it is great to have knowledge about everything going on in the world, what is going on in the city. by the way, i will be supporting your parents and teachers and faculty to make this the best school in san francisco. how about that? [applause] and you are starting out fantastic. this is what san francisco is about. all the parents involved children and faculty to make this the best school. you have a mayor that will pay attention to our school,
education, make sure you get the best education, because i want you to have my job some day. how about that? welcome back, welcome to the great school of harvey milk. you have a wonderful faculty who is going to teach you and expose you to a lot of different things to keep you active. we are going to help the city make sure your after-school programs are solid. thank you and have a great year. welcome back. [applause] >> thank you, mayor lee. superintendent coranza. [applause] >> good morning, boys and girls. we can do better than that. when i say good morning, i want to yell as loud as you can. good morning. >> good morning!
>> that is beautiful. are you excited to be back in school? and one more time, good morning. >> good morning! >> we are excited to be here with the mayor who has a busy schedule. i will tell you why we wanted to be here at harvey milk. harvey milk looks like san francisco. it is the most diverse school in our district. it is a beautiful school. you know what is also great about harvey milk? we know, based on last year's assessment, we predict harvey milk will have great growth in student achievement again this year. isn't that great? [applause] that is great because we know it does not happen without the wonderful teachers you have. so i want you to be sure to listen and pay attention to your teacher this year and do what
they say. if you do, they will prepare you to be mayor one day or superintendent one day, or president one day. so listen to your teachers. you have a great principle. she fights for you every single day to make sure you have your resources to be successful. i brought some people with me that wanted to come and see harvey milk civil rights academy. these are people i work very closely with but they are so excited to be here because they heard about all the good news and all the good stuff here at harvey milk civil rights academy. first is our board member. hydra mendoza. the other person is the assistant superintendent that supervises harvey milk's above its academy, margaret chu. [applause] i also brought with me the deputies said pete produce superintendent for so solid justice, mr. garrido.
this is such a special school, i brought two deputy superintendent. the other deputy is in charge of policy and operations. myung lee. he is jumping back there. does anybody here want to be a lawyer? oh, come on, parents. this is so special, we brought the general counsel, the big lawyer in the district. his name is don davis, and he is over there. and then our director of communications is a factor as well. -- back there as well. why do i introduce the people to you? because we are so proud of harvey milk civil-rights academy, we all wanted to be here on the first day of school. this is not the last time you
will see us. we want to come back to read in the classrooms. i understand you do a school dance. maybe we get invited to do that. we want you to have a great school year. q want to thank all of you parents for all that you do. we cannot do this without you. let's have a great year. yay! [applause] >> thank you. we have traditions here at harvey milk. one of the traditions is a dance that we do. boys and girls, what do you do? tell us what we do. >> the cuban shuffle. >> come to the middle if you are
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